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. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
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that's some bad hat, harry. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories tonight. a man murdered in a parking lot scuffle. tonight we're learning about the legacy he's leaving behind. >>> one fire, nearly half a dozen homes damaged, but tonight one man says he has a lot to be thankful for. >>> and a fox 5 exclusive, a murder mystery gone cold for 12 years solved, one mother's emotional search for justice. >>> we begin tonight with new developments in a deadly stabbing you saw first here on fox. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm laura evans. >> and i'm shawn yancy. tonight police identified the murder victim as leonard matthews, a local musician. fox 5's bob barnard has more on his life and his legacy. >> he was the 60th person murdered in prince george's county this year, the first in the city of hyattsville, but to his friends leonard smith- matthews was ant a statistic. he was a young man -- not a statistic. he was a young man who took his rap music seriously, stage name damien. >> reporter: this is murder victim leonard smith-matthews. videot
and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
with first degree murder. funeral services meantime for pratt are scheduled for tomorrow. >>> another big story we are following on the news edge at 11:00, a prince george's county mother charged with felony murder after leaving her child alone in a hot car for seven hours. the 2-year-old was found dead strapped in his car seat. fox 5's stacey cohan has the latest on the story. >> neighbors say that 40-year- old karen murphy, they strongly defended her. she's a married mother of three and the commonwealth attorney claims, though, this is not the first time she forgot her child in a car. murphy left her home june 17th to head to work but allegedly forgot her son was strapped in the back seat. she left work around 4 p.m. and drove home never noticing her son ryan was in the back seat. she realized her mistake when her husband called wondering why the boy was not in daycare. meantime the commonwealth attorney says murphy left the boy strapped in the family van back in january but retrieved him quickly when the daycare called her office wondering if ryan was coming in that day. >> the law pro
. she called 911 and helped clean up the wound. >> we just heard the big boom, the big shot. so my son came in the house i got shot, it hurt. so i just took him upstairs and cleaned the wound. >> reporter: police say after the shooting they found the boy who pulled the trigger and the gun he used in his apartment. >> the handgun is the question here. how did the 5-year-old obtain the hand fun and who does it belong to? -- handgun and who does it belong to? >> reporter: officials transmitted the 4-year-old to children's hospital. fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening. meanwhile as police questioned the adults and others who had access to the apartment, they say this should serve as a reminder to all who keep guns in the home. >> this all comes down to gun safety. there are many people who own guns. we have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people w
, they are unhappy. it's not so much that they are unhappy with the deal but how the deal was presented. the big things have been agreed upon, talking about the cb a being ten years, no 18-game schedule. $120 million in a salary cap that the owners will agree they will, in fact, pay. they are not going to hoard it but give it to players salaries. but things look good. but let's hear what roger goodell had to say and conversery dap snyder. >> we crafted a long-term agreement that will be good for the game of football, for the players, for the clubs and most importantly good for our game. >> i think that's a win-win for both sides. my personal perspective, we're going to play football. that's a win-win. >> one-win for both sides spoken by one side. egos are going to be involved. do the players feel pressured here? >> yes the players feel like they're going to be paint neighborhood a corner. look at this tweet put out by the redskins' players rep. he feels tubed, hood winged. there winked. there are some egos that need to be massaged here. i think it's going to get done today. maybe i'm naive. i th
. >> lightning has been a really big deal. that picture we just showed looking south on our tower cam down wisconsin avenue unbelievable and a lot of our viewers said it looked like a mother ship was coming in with that cloud deck and we are still seeing a lot of lightning. we are looking south on wisconsin avenue as mentioned. that lightning is actually in calvert county and also charles county. that's how much lightning there is and we still have a number of warnings. so it's not over yet, folks. let's go to radar. we've got about a dozen counties lit up in yellow mainly east of d.c., but you can see the action now is over in the bay down across southern charles county and st. mary's county. these storms are moving east to southeast at about 35 miles an hour. that is rather slow. what they're doing is not only taking down trees everywhere they hit, the big report tonight, lots of tree damage, but the lightning show has been unbelievable and very dangerous. a lot of this is cloud-to- ground lightning. one thing it has done. it was terribly hot and humid today. that was the fuel thor these
is allison seymour. >> and i'm sarah simmons. but first big news this morning. >> we told you about it out there, the commuters, traffic alert. major tie-ups on the bw parkway are now clear. a carjacking investigation at kenilworth avenue had a southbound section closed the morning. it reopened an hour ago. u.s. park arrested one suspect who bailed out of the stolen car around 2:30 this morning and they're looking for at least one more. the carjacking started at anne arun dell county. >>> a serious accident shut it down at 197. a car carrying four people somehow crashed and ended up in the woods. at last word all four were in critical condition at a local hospital. no word yet on what exactly caused that accident. >>> boy, 79 degrees to start off this early hour and i can only imagine what that is going to mean later tucker. good morning. >> we certainly are, you got it. actually it won't be as hotted the as it was yet. but the trade-off, allison is we're going to have a lot of rain around here, at least the potential for a lot of rain around here. in facts we have a flash flood watch. cou
-old and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. >> we heard a big shot. he said i got shot. it hurt. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but the injury is not considered life-threatening. police are questioning the shooter's parents and others who had access to the apartment trying to figure out who that again belonged to. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting when her husband, then county executive jack johnson called on her, she followed his directions to discuss a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i look forward to continuing to serve and making a positive difference in the lives of people in need. >> jack johnson has pleaded guilty to felony counts that will likely land him in prison for years. the u.s. attorney says a probe of corruption in prince george's county is not over and he expects more charges will be leveled in
works and transportation. >> this was a big surprise because i think kwame brown is sending a clear signal that he expects council members to cover up the wrongdoing that he himself has engaged in which? >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters -- engaged in. >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters said it was no political payback. he believes wells will serve the city better as a member of parks and recreation. >> i have a tremendous amount of respect for council member wells. we're good friends and he's done some phenomenal work. >> reporter: wells said no matter the reason behind the shuffle it won't keep him from speaking up if he sees his colleagues doing wrong. >> the consequences for not holding each other accountable and holding government accountable to the highest standards is far greater than what anybody's political payback could be. >> reporter: when chairman brown called for a full vote from the council on these committee changes, no one spoke up in favor of council member wells. instead the final vote, 12-1 supporting the changes. in the
, tucker. we'll check in with you in a little bit. >>> our big story this morning, opening arguments are scheduled to begin today in the trial of roger clemens. baseball legend is accused of lying to congress during a hearing in 2008 when he denied using performance enhancing drugs. it took four days to pick the almost all female jury. clemens' lawyers are expected to begin their defense by questioning the investigation into whether he used peds was proper. >>> checking other headlines, two teenagers are in critical condition after being hit by a car in severna park, maryland. the fire department on richie highway and west early heights road. the victims are 17 and 18 years old. they were taken to the hospital in critical condition. the driver stayed on the scene of that crash. >>> in prince george's county, a parking lot brawl turned deadly over the weekend. now police are looking for a group of teenagers responsible for this. it happened saturday night outside an apartment complex off southern avenue and capitol heights. police say 50-yard raymond stewart and another man tried to b
and tony. the weather is the big question. thunderstorms are in the forecast for the space shuttle's launch. here at nasa godard, everyone is watching and waiting keeping their fingers crossed that the skies will clear and all system go. the space shuttle atlantis is fueled and ready to go on the launch pad at the kennedy space center. it is the last shuttle flight for the 30-year-old program which began with columbia, 1981. it's estimated that about a million people are gathering along the west coast of florida to watch the final shuttle mission. weather remains a concern with a 70% chance of thunderstorms or rain threatening to delay. atlantis must take off by sunday or monday or it will have to wait until july 16th before it launches again. when the mess is over, atlantis will join discovery and endeavour. next, sending astronauts to asteroids or to mars. future missions to the international space station will be handled by private space vehicles. they are in development right now and it's not expected to be another three fire years before they are ready to launch. so, keep your eyes out
there was malice, the big question is was a weapon improperly secured perhaps in the home or on the playground. they want to find out how the gun got into his hand, and there could be charges if it is found an adult is responsible for that. >> stacy, thank you for the update. >>> a d.c. police officer indicted for the murders of his mother and daughter. police arrested richmond phillips last month, charged in the murder of the beating death of loretta rice and manslaughter in the death of her baby jailen. jailen found abandoned in a car. she died from the extreme heat. >>> we are learning new details tonight about a deadly stabbing in hyattsville, maryland. a young man was killed and three others hurt in the violence last night. john hanrahan joins us live from hyattsville with the latest. john? >> reporter: this part of hyattsville is a shopping complex called the university town center. . a small fight broke out last night between two young men. a third guy jumps in, it turns into a brawl involving as many as two dozen people. four were stabbed, one of them has died. and the young man who --
big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> making headlines, closing arguments could begin tomorrow in the casey anthony murder trial. she did not take the stand ads her lawyers rested in the case. right after that, the prosecution began calling rebuttal witnesses. casey faces the death penalty if convicted of first degree murderer in the case. >>> former boston mob boss james whitey bulger has been assigned a public defender. he requested one saying he couldn't afford to pay. he was arrested in california last week after 16 years on the run. he had $800,000 in cash but that money and all his assets have been seized. he is charged with participating in 19 murders. >>> the fbi now investigating a security breach at new york's jfk airport. authorities say
of the thunderstorm activity is well back out to the northwest. i want to take you back up here to minneapolis, big thunderstorms moving through tonight. minneapolis today for a high temperature was 99 degrees, lots of heat out in the nation's midsection. these thunderstorms, though, out ahead of a cold front that's really going to come through here on sunday and it's going to bring us some thunderstorms. i don't think it's going to be anything like that, but it will bring us at least a chance of some showers and thunderstorms sunday evening into sunday night and it's looking now like it will push to the south and we're doing pretty good now with the forecast for july the 4th, but again a lot of big heat out in the central plains. dallas was 98, wichita 103, omaha 97 and there's minneapolis, high today of 99 degrees, st. louis is 96 as is little rock and i think we'll feel closer to that tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon. still 79 in town, gaithersburg 66, manassas the same and a little cooler back out there for martinsburg and winchester, too. how about that 4th of july forecast? what we can expect
. for the most part the skies are clear. big, bright moon out there this morning. so a nice start to the day. and we will have a nice day today. here is the forecast for today. it's a rather simple one. sunny skies, low humidity. breezy at times. high about 85 degrees. sunny and 85. sounds familiar. there you go. enjoy the day, folks. >> no complaints about that from many of us or from julie wright i'm quite sure as well. hi, julie. >> reporter: that's right. no complaining here. a pretty good ride out on the beltway this morning too. you'll find light traffic volume in each direction at the wilson bridge. traffic is flowing freely on 395 leaving the beltway pasting duke street towards the 14th street bridge. 591 in good -- 95 is in good shape as you travel across the occoquan. the outer loop rolling at speed passing new hampshire avenue towards 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >> new this morning, a carjacking with a mother and young child inside the vehicle. this all started in baltimore. the suspect led police on a wild chase down 95 and the beltway before the mom and b
's got the velocity. he's got a great cutter and has seeminglies ideal makeup to be a closer in the big leagues. the nl trying to make it two wounds in a row in the all-star game. ball 2. this is a save chance for brian wilson. the tieing run is in the on-deck circle with howie kendrick. still 2-2. tyler clippard would get the win . the loss would go to c.j. wilson. the funny thing about baseball, clippard would get the win, and he came in and against the only man he faced gave up a base hit. inning ended with an out at the plate. here's the 2-2. will that end it? castro. that is it! nl wins it, 5-1. >> tim: that tribute by san francisco, san francisco giants fans are used to seeing that when he saves a game. that is meant as a tribute to his father. >> joe: so wilson ends it. roy halladay started it and prince fielder is all smiles because he had the biggest swing of the night. a 2 hour, 15 minute game and the nl, for the second consecutive year, wins the home field advantage in the upcoming world series. brian wilson's giants are in first place in the west at the break. tonight's game
. one big complaint is that doctors often don't know there is a shortage until they've ordered the medication and can't get it. one thing that the american society of health system pharmacists would like is to have the fda require manufacturers to give notice ahead of time so that people can prepare accordingly. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> a big day at nats park including a visit from the first lady. plus, venus williams steps on the court for the first time in the u.s. this year. coming up income on fox -- next on fox 5 morning news. kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. inside your home. lysol disinfecting wipes remove more than 95% of allergens. and lysol disinfectant spray kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who
-founded mattel. his wife ruth invented the first big hit for the company which you might know as the barbie doll. the doll named after their daughter. happened her passed away july 21st at his home in california at the age of 95. >> a lot of boys loved the hot wheels cars for sure and girls loving the barbie dolls. >>> we do have some news we want to pass along to you right now. the story we've been following all morning long out of baltimore, a 7-month-old boy has been found in northeast d.c. he has been found okay. he is doing fine. we have few details right now but we do have a crew heading to the scene right now. we'll have more details now. that 7-month-old boy missing from baltimore for the past four days has been found and is doing okay. >> good news there. >> nothing in the weather department is going to be good news here until maybe early september but at least a gradual improvement with temperatures expected to be only in the low 1r0 today. we could use some rain and it looks like we have the possibility of that in the forecast as well. yeah, good news in the weather department as well
this afternoon and tonight in parts of the area with the big storms developing. 77 at reagan national. here's the forecast. good news with the clouds around, temperatures will be in the mid 80s. bad news the showers and thunderstorms developing some with heavy rain. >>> all right sir. thank you very much. get more later. we're going to get traffic with julie in a moment. but first the closing open the vw parkway. >> it was shutdown earlier because of the carjacking and we get more now from sherri ly. what do you have? >> reporter: well, right now, there's some good news to report as you can see right behind me, we've got traffic moving again along 50 and vw parkway. 295. and kenilworth. everything is reopened. of course it was a traffic nightmare earlier this morning. cars being diverted around this carjacking. we're being told that a suspect in a carjacking from anne arundel county bailed out around 295 around kenilworth and that was shutdown and then access from new york avenue headed eastbound on to 50 there on the ramp was shutdown. we saw a number of cars just parked right there on new
. >>> officials say the next big attack on the u.s. will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if homeland security is prepared for it. we have more from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill. a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers and your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and they say the biggest threat comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battleground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by criminals. it would harm consumers and government agent is posing a -- agencies posing a major risk. >> more disturbi
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